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18th Nov '17 4:43:49 PM burinnu
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*** One reason this trick works so often is that Mysterio is a well-established [[EvilGenius technical genius.]] His robots are [[MasterOfIllusion incredibly]] [[RidiculouslyHumanRobots realistic]], so much so that in the ''Guardian Devil'' story arc by KevinSmith, he manages to convince ''{{Daredevil}}'', the man who can [[SuperSenses hear heartbeats,]] into believing that Mysterio is dead.
18th Nov '17 12:31:49 PM lillolillo
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** Super-villain Toyman's robots look like real human beings, and they are capable of deceive even Kara's XRayVision. In "Day of the Dollmaker" Kara invokes the trope when she warns Toyman that he will answer her questions lest she believes he is actually a robot and tears him apart to verify it.

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** Super-villain Toyman's robots look like real human beings, and they are capable of deceive even Kara's XRayVision. In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl2005 2011 storyline]]'' "Day of the Dollmaker" Kara invokes the trope when she warns Toyman that he will answer her questions lest she believes he is actually a robot and tears him apart to verify it.
23rd Oct '17 12:54:37 AM Nulono
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* In the finale to the fourth season of AgentsOfSHIELD, Simmons is seemingly killed, only to be revealed as an LMD.
22nd Oct '17 5:30:59 AM HeyFella
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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': In [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 the original game]] you beat SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}} every four levels. However, each time but the last "Bowser" just turns out to be a different mook in disguise.

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': In [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1 the original game]] you beat SelfDemonstrating/{{Bowser}} [[Characters/SuperMarioBrosBowser Bowser]] every four levels. However, each time but the last "Bowser" just turns out to be a different mook in disguise.
21st Aug '17 6:40:24 AM whizzerd
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17th Aug '17 7:23:21 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem:''
** In the first game, ''Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight,'' BigBad Gharnef creates two clones of himself during his chapter. Stat-wise, the clones look identical to the real Gharnef, and the game ''acts'' as though they're immune to non-starlight damage, but they really aren't. The real one could be any of the three (it's random, and changes every time), but you'll know a clone when you kill it because they don't have death quotes. They also all appear to be carrying the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Falchion]], but two of them are fakes... which, interestingly enough, also follow this trope: their stats show up the same as the real one, but when dropped they turn out to be just an ordinary Steel Sword.
** In ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem New Mystery]]'', the Roro you fight as the boss of Chapter 6x turns out to be just a clone. You won't fight the ''real'' Roro until 12x... where he's accompanied by [[UpToEleven an entire army of Roros]]. There are three 'boss' Roros with slightly higher stats, and a whole bunch of {{Mook}} Roros. The {{Mooks}} spawn constantly until you kill the real one, which could be any of the three 'boss' versions. (like Gharnef, it's random) This trope is also discussed in-story, it's implied Roro has taken this to such extremes even ''he'' doesn't know which of his clones is the real one anymore.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' also uses this, but in the "HandWave for the player winning what's supposed to be a HopelessBossFight" form. Dozer, the game's StarterVillain, appears on the map in an early chapter with stats normally too high for you to beat at that point. If you somehow ''do'' manage to defeat him, his NumberTwo reveals he was actually a BodyDouble. [[SchrodingersGun It's likely this is only true if you beat him]], since the body double isn't mentioned anywhere else.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem:''
''Franchise/FireEmblem:''
** In the first game, ''Videogame/FireEmblemShadowDragonAndTheBladeOfLight,'' BigBad Gharnef creates two clones of himself during his chapter. Stat-wise, the clones look identical to the real Gharnef, and the game ''acts'' as though they're immune to non-starlight damage, but they really aren't. The real one could be any of the three (it's random, and changes every time), but you'll the player will know a clone when you they kill it because they don't have death quotes. They also all appear to be carrying the [[InfinityPlusOneSword Falchion]], but two of them are fakes... which, interestingly enough, also follow this trope: their stats show up the same as the real one, but when dropped they turn out to be just an ordinary Steel Sword.
** In ''[[Videogame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem New Mystery]]'', the Roro you fight [[MeaningfulName Legion]] fought as the boss of Chapter 6x turns out to be just a clone. You Marth and Co. won't fight the ''real'' Roro Legion until 12x... where he's accompanied by [[UpToEleven an entire army of Roros]]. Legions]]. There are three 'boss' Roros with slightly higher stats, and a whole bunch of {{Mook}} Roros. Legions. The {{Mooks}} spawn constantly until you kill the real one, one does, which could be any of the three 'boss' versions. (like Gharnef, it's random) This trope is also discussed in-story, it's implied Roro Legion has taken this to such extremes even ''he'' doesn't know which of his clones is the real one anymore.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' also uses this, but in the "HandWave for the player winning what's supposed to be a HopelessBossFight" form. Dozer, the game's StarterVillain, appears on the map in an early chapter with stats normally too high for you to beat at that point. If you somehow ''do'' manage to defeat him, his NumberTwo reveals he was actually a BodyDouble. [[SchrodingersGun It's likely this is only true if you beat him]], since the body double isn't mentioned anywhere else.
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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGaiden'' and its remake, ''Echoes: Shadows of Valentia'', also use this, but in the "HandWave for the player winning what's supposed to be a HopelessBossFight" form. Desaix, the game's StarterVillain, appears on the map in an early chapter with stats normally too high for you to beat at that point. If the cast someahow ''does'' manage to defeat him, his NumberTwo Slayder reveals he was actually a BodyDouble. [[SchrodingersGun It's likely this is only true if the player beat him]], since the body double isn't mentioned anywhere else.
11th Aug '17 11:59:45 AM TheNicestGuy
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'': In "O.S.I. Love You" it's revealed that [[spoiler:the Sovereign is not really David Bowie, but rather a shapeshifter acquaintance of his]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'': ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'':
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In "O.S.I. Love You" it's revealed that [[spoiler:the Sovereign is not really David Bowie, but rather a shapeshifter acquaintance of his]].his]].
** In "Past Tense", several characters are abducted from the funeral of a friend from college. The friend reveals that he faked his death just so he could nab them all at once and take revenge for past slights. After they get free and attack him, they discover that it was a robot double. The trope is subverted by the twist ending when it turns out that the original had actually died before the plot kicked off.
--->'''Dr. Venture:''' So, what, he programmed his robots to hate us too? ... Well, that makes about as much sense as anything else today.
9th Jul '17 5:39:16 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* Jamie Madrox from ComicBook/XFactor is a mutant whose power lets him [[MesACrowd make duplicates of himself]]; he was believed to be a casualty of the Legacy Virus plague, but it was discovered later that the victim was one of his duplicates. (Still later, he claims he keeps a few of them active at all times for just such an emergency.)
10th Jun '17 7:44:37 PM Odacon_Spy
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* ''VideoGame/WatchDogs'': The ''Bad Blood'' DLC pack reveals that the Music/{{deadmau5}}-[[{{Expy}} style]] DJ/hacker Defalt that Aiden chased down and potentially killed in the main story was really a double, hired by the real Defalt while he worked behind the scenes.
10th Jun '17 7:36:48 PM Odacon_Spy
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* At one point in ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' you kill [[BigBad Pagan Min]], only to almost immediately be chastised over the radio by the man himself for killing his body double Eric.

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* At one point in ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' you kill [[BigBad Pagan Min]], only to almost immediately be chastised over the radio by the man himself for killing his body double BodyDouble Eric.
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